One issue with the RKC

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Drew, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    I'm loving the bike, but I wear a full face helmet, and have to move my head to see the gauges. I knew this would be the case before I bought the bike, so it's not unexpected It's easy enough to see the speedometer with a subtle nod of the head. But when I'm looking to confirm the status of my turn signals, I have to really take eyes down... Is there any way to remedy this... or at least make it a little easier?

    That may just be one of the sacrifices when owning this bike? Any suggestions would be appreciated

    best
    Drew
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  2. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    Re: One issue with the '09 RKC

    I know that... but I usually check to make sure they're on when I intend them (there was an instance where I apparently didn't depress the turn signal "properly" and it never went on... almost got me in an accident). So now, I tend to always check... maybe I should trust them more. I also double check when changing lanes on the highway... once I'm in the lane I want to be in, I don't want it to continue to flash.

    I guess it was that one instance that has formed this habit.
     
  3. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    You'll become accustomed to it and hardly notice it with a bit of time.

    Of course, it does suggest the need for a HUD (Heads Up Display) in the helmet visor for full engine and navigation information. I say that in jest; but, they have them for scuba diving now so who knows?
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You're just going to have to get used to a quick check by moving your head if you want to continue with this habit. Even if they're on, you should ride as if noone sees them anyway!

    This is just one of the minor reasons I chose the Street Glide over the RK - I liked the gauges and monitor lights up a little higher and more easily checked with peripheral vision and not an actual head movement - must be the pilot in me!
     
  5. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    Re: One issue with the '09 RKC

    I just went to a full face helmet and that was the first thing I notice. What a pain. Only way I can see how to fix it on my bob is to mount one of those full digital intrument panels up on the risers. 5-600 bucks...that said not worth it to me. Just going to have to start trusting the instincts.
     
  6. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    Re: One issue with the '09 RKC


    I suppose the only solution would be to do what you suggest. And upon further thought, I don't want to ruin the look or lines of the bike. I've only had the RKC for 5 weeks... I will learn its nuances before too long.
     
  7. Legends47

    Legends47 New Member

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    What is the chance that you could add a couple of small LED's to either the hand controls or the windshield. I know that you lose the ability of removing the windshield quickly when mounting to them but I am sure there is a way it could be done.
     
  8. buddybr

    buddybr Active Member

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    A friend put these on his RK. They look great and work for him. He also installed them himself without too much difficulty, you just have to take your time.

    V-Logo Turn Signal Indicator for Road KingĀ® Models. HD Part Number 91578-00
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  9. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Not being a smarty - pants ,but, instead of looking at the gauges , can you see the turn signal itself on the RKC???
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    no unless it would be dark .. at least i cant on mine